Tag "wooden pallets"

30/06/2014 /  Wood processing company UAB Juodeliai opens sawn timber processing facilities in Radviliškis, the most modern facilities of this type in the Baltic States

To increase export volumes and expand the selection of products, UAB Juodeliai, one of the largest wood processing companies in the Baltic States, implemented the project “The Radviliškis wood processing facilities of UAB Juodeliai” (VP2-2.1-ŪM-06-K-01-004) (project start date: July 2012) in the framework of the Invest LT-2 measure of Priority Axis 2 “Increasing efficiency of enterprises and promoting a supportive business environment” of the Operational Programme for Economic Growth for 2007–2013.

The main purpose of the project was to launch the most modern wood processing facilities in the Baltic region and Poland. The facilities are designed to produce high quality wood products using an innovative and fully computerised production technology so that the company can expand the selection of products and obtain considerable quantities of biofuel in the course of the production process.

The total value of the project exceeded LTL 42 million, of which LTL 4 million was obtained in the framework of the EU-funded Invest LT-2.
Andrius Zimnickas, Director General of UAB Juodeliai, is delighted that the company successfully completed its ambitious goal in June 2014: to open in Radviliškis the most modern wood processing facilities in the Baltic States and Poland. The facilities occupy an area of nearly 8 hectares. The production process is fully automated: the sawing process is controlled by computer systems that guarantee the high precision of the dimensions of wooden pallets and the flawless quality of wooden products. To date, 95 new jobs have been provided at the new facilities. The inauguration of the facilities will enable the company to expand the scope of production even further, react to market changes more promptly, offer shorter deadlines for completing customer orders, improve and implement advanced wood processing processes, and expand to new foreign markets, e.g. the UAE and China.

We are delighted to be able to contribute to the increase in the economic value of both the Suvalkija and Aukštaitija regions. We would like to express our gratitude to AB Šiaulių Bankas and Radviliškis District Government for their collaboration in implementing the project.

Contact person:
Mr Andrius Zimnickas,
Director General
Tel. +370 343 51201
E-mail a.zimnickas@juodeliai.lt

29/06/2012 /  A Visit to the Carrefour International du Bois Wood Product Exhibition in France

From 6 to 8 June 2012, the international wood product industry exhibition, Carrefour International du Bois, was organised in the exhibition centre of Nantes in France. The number of participants exceeded 500, with wood processors and traders of wood products among them. The participants exhibited various wood products such as wooden pallets, pallet blanks, and firewood. The organisers also offered seminars on the use of wood in the construction industry. The participating companies were mainly from France, Germany, Belgium, Holland, and other European countries. There were also several companies from Africa as well as North and South America. This year no Lithuanian companies took part in the exhibition.

The number of visitors to the exhibition exceeded 10,000. They came from various countries around the world. The representatives of UAB Juodeliai were also among them. The representatives of the manufacturing company, which is one of the largest producers of pallet blanks in the Baltic States, had come with the goals of finding new contacts and discovering innovations in the wood processing market. The sales manager of UAB Juodeliai, Marius Karanauskas, confirmed that he had managed to make useful contacts with manufacturers in France and other countries using sawn wood as a raw material (e.g. to produce wooden pallet blanks). It can be expected that the interaction between the wood processors that started at the exhibition will continue and achieve the level of long-term partnership.

20/04/2012 /  Sawmills

The wood processing company UAB Juodeliai operates two sawmills. The first of these is the Akmenynai Sawmill, which was opened in 1994 in the village of Akmenynai in Kalvarija Municipality. The sawmill, which occupies an area of approximately one hectare, currently employs nearly 90 people. The volume of production of the Akmenynai Sawmill is approximately 30,000 m3 of pallet wood per year.

In 2000, the company purchased a new sawmill—the Jūrė Sawmill in the village of Jūrė in Kazlų Ruda Municipality. In 2007, this sawmill was reconstructed and upgraded and is now over three times larger than the Akmenynai Sawmill. The Jūrė Sawmill occupies an area of approximately 3.6 hectares and employs nearly 100 people. This modern sawmill produces an average of 48,000 m3 of pallet wood per year.

The two sawmills of UAB Juodeliai produce approximately 78,000 m3 of wood products per year. Pallet wood is produced from deciduous and coniferous tree logs. The two sawmills process approximately 156,000 m3 of wood per year: approximately 96,000 m3 is processed by the Jūrė Sawmill and approximately 60,000 m3 is processed by the Akmenynai Sawmill.
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27/03/2012 /  Debut of the wood processing company UAB Juodeliai at KTU Career Days 2012, fair for companies and Kaunas University of Technology students

KTU karjeros dienos 2012On 21 March of this year, the traditional KTU Career Days fair intended for companies and students was held at Kaunas University of Technology. This fair provided our company with an opportunity to present itself to the target group of potential employees and trainees, to reinforce its image of an attractive and reliable employer and partner, to expand our database of potential candidate employees, and to find some required employees and trainees. This year, a stand of UAB Juodeliai was also present among the 89 participating companies. Our company is growing and is looking for new, promising employees.

This was the first time UAB Juodeliai took part in such a fair. We are delighted with the results and intend to participate next year as well. According to employees of the company who attended KTU Career Days 2012, the event was highly successful and its results were impressive. This is why the participation of UAB Juodeliai in the fair may become a tradition.

Representatives of UAB Juodeliai, which is one of the largest wood processing companies in Lithuania , also attended KTU Ingenium, which was held for the fourth time already. The core of this event is an intellectual game that unites various people—students and representatives of different companies and Kaunas University of Technology—on one team. At the end of the event, the company representatives evaluate the participants and select three award winners. It should be mentioned however that actually all participants are winners because just the fact that they passed the selection process proves that they are the best and most active students at Kaunas University of Technology. This event is an excellent opportunity for companies to find some potential promising employees. The members of the UAB Juodeliai team are delighted that, along with the main activity of the company—the production of pallet wood—they can keep close contacts with the academic community, take part in various socially oriented events, and personally meet some potential employees.

28/02/2012 /  Juodeliai cooperates with Lithuanian Labour Exchange

Since January 2011, the wood processing company UAB Juodeliai has maintained a close relationship with the Marijampolė Regional Labour Exchange. The company participates in the “Subsidised Employment” project organised by the Lithuanian Labour Exchange under the Ministry of Social Security and Labour. While participating in the project, UAB Juodeliai has become one of the companies that employs the largest number of people in the areas of the highest unemployment, i.e. the districts of Akmenynai and Jūrė, where the wood processing divisions of UAB Juodeliai are located. The internet site of the Lithuanian Labour Exchange regularly announces information about job vacancies in the company. Non-subsidised workers promoted by the labour exchange are also employed. They are provided an opportunity to work and gain experience in one of the most advanced wood processing companies in Lithuania.

UAB Juodeliai is a company that is willing and able to employ socially vulnerable and supported employees, ensuring permanent jobs and wages commensurate with performance. This involves work in a wood processing company that implements innovations in the production of wooden pallets, blanks, and elements and provides real professional development opportunities.